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Brown Enamel Vintage Industrial Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Dark brown enamel factory pendant from the Ukraine. White interior. Weight: 2.1 kg / 4.6 lb All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for incandescent light...
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Mid-20th Century Ukrainian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel

ARA Walnut Wood Drum Chandelier Pendant
Located in Bend, OR
This large walnut wood drum light, ARA, is a Mid-Century Modern style pendant. Designers use a chandelier for alcove, entryway, dining room or conference room. ARA is a customized sh...
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2010s American Organic Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Other

Holmegaard Dual Drop Pendant Light, Midcentury Danish
By Holmegaard
Located in London, GB
Midcentury Danish Holmegaard glass Dual drop pendant light. The two glass cones hang from a polished hardwood yoke. Fully rewired. Height/drop adjustable but currently approx 60cm. T...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass, Hardwood

Mid-Century Modern gray wood veneer drum pendant
Located in Bend, OR
This Mid-Century Modern lighting is an organic modern designer style. This Scandinavian design is a contemporary pendant in wood veneer with a warm light. There are many luxury desig...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Other

Majestic Pair of Murano Chandeliers, Murano
By Venini
Located in Budapest, HU
Fantastic pair of Murano chandeliers by 86 Murano crystal transparent prism in a nickel metal frame. The shape of this chandelier is spiral. Period: late 20th century Dimensions: 6...
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Late 20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Exceptional Murano Amber Glass Sputnik Chandelier, 51 Glasses
By Mazzega
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Italian Sputnik chandelier in a black and brass metal, 51 unobtainable amber glass tips. Murano blown glass in a traditional way. 10 light points. Period: late xx century Dimension...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

French Art Deco Floral Chandelier Signed by Degué
By Degué, David Gueron Degue
Located in North Bergen, NJ
French Art Deco chandelier by famous artist Degué. Having four clear frosted glass panels and center globe with polished details and floral motif. Held by a polished nickel design fr...
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

Pair of Disc Murano Glass Chandeliers by Vistosi Style
By Vistosi
Located in Budapest, HU
Vistosi midcentury pink discs Murano glass Italian chandeliers. Spectacular pair chandeliers by Vistosi made in Murano formed by 23 pink discs of precious Murano glass are arrange...
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Late 20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Vintage Murano Chandelier – 107 Transparent Prism Triedri, Arianna Model
By Venini
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Fantastic vintage Murano chandelier made by 107 Murano crystal prism "triedri" in a nickel metal frame. The glasses are two different size. Period: late XX century Dimensions: 47,25 ...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Italian Vintage Murano Chandelierm, Mazzega, 52 Glass Petals
By Mazzega
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Huge Italian vintage Murano chandelier made by 52 glass petals (red and white “lattimo”) in a chrome frame. Period: Late 20th century Dimensions: 55.10 inches (140 cm) height with ...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Mid-Century Modern Italian Sputnik Chandelier, Murano Glass
By Mazzega
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
1970s Italian Sputnik glass chandelier in a chrome frame, painted black. The chandelier has 37 fantastic yellow/amber Murano glass flowers. Period: 1970s Dimensions: 43.30 inches (...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Italian Vintage Murano Chandelier, 26 Amber Glass Petals
By Mazzega
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Italian vintage Murano chandelier made by 26 glass petals (amber and white “lattimo”) in a chrome frame. Period: 1980s Dimensions: 47.250 inches (120 cm) height with chain; 23.62 i...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Vintage Murano Chandelier, 107 Prism Triedri, Arianna Model, Amber and Traspa
By Venini
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Fantastic vintage Murano chandelier made by 107 Murano crystal prism "triedri" in a nickel metal frame. The glasses are two different size and colour (trasparent and amber) Period: ...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Hand Carved Chandelier in Medieval Gothic Style, Six Dragons Holding Lanterns
Located in Lisse, NL
Antique wooden light fixture with dragons and hand forged, wrought iron lanterns. This handcrafted, excellent condition chandelier comes with six stunning and well carved, winged dr...
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Early 20th Century French Gothic Revival Chandeliers and Pendants

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Wrought Iron

Amazing spherical Murano poliedri Candelier - 140 multicolored glasses
By Venini
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Elegant Italian pendant light made from 140 multicolored "poliedri". Structure in gold and brass colored metal. The glasses are pink, yellow and green, which makes the chandelier a t...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Murano Sputnik Chandelier by Mazzega, Italy, 1970s
By Mazzega
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
The Sputnik lamp from Mazzega has twelve fixtures surrounding a orange central sphere element. The fixtures are surrounded by Murano glass elements shaped like flowers, 6 trasparent ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Pair of Italian Petal Murano sconces, Mazzega Style
By Mazzega
Located in Budapest, HU
Pair of Vintage Italian Murano appliques in the manner of Mazzega. Wall lights have 10 caramel lattimo glass petals (for each applique) in a chrome frame. Period: 1970s Dimensions:...
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Late 20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

  • Pair of Italian Petal Murano sconces, Mazzega Style
  • Pair of Italian Petal Murano sconces, Mazzega Style
  • Pair of Italian Petal Murano sconces, Mazzega Style
  • Pair of Italian Petal Murano sconces, Mazzega Style
H 16.54 in. W 13.78 in. D 7.88 in.
Italian Vintage Murano Chandelier, Mazzega, 41 Caramel Lattimo Glass Petals
By Mazzega
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
1970’s Murano Italian glass chandelier. Fantastic chandelier with caramel and white “lattimo” glasses, nickel-plated metal frame. It has 41 big monumental petals glass. The glasses ...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

1970s Murano Vistosi Glass Chandelier, 65 Pink Hooks
By Mazzega
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
1970s Murano Vistosi glass chandelier - 65 pink hooks of circular shape Period: 1970s Dimensions: 57.10 inches (145 cm) height with chain, 29.50 inches (75 cm) height without chain...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Brass Pendant Light Fixture, Vereinigte Werkstaetten, Germany, 1970
By Florian Schulz, Vereinigte Werkstätten Für Kunst Im Handwerk
Located in Graz, AT
A large and square brass pendant light fixture manufactured by Vereinigte Werkstätten Munich, Germany, in Mid-Century, circa 1970 (late 1960s or early 1970s). This gorgeous fixture i...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Pair of Poliedri Chandeliers Carlo Scarpa Style, Murano
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Budapest, HU
Elegant Italian chandelier made from 84 beautiful Murano iridescent glasses "poliedri". Structure in gold and brass colored metal. The glasses are now unavailable, they have the part...
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1990s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Chandelier in Brass and Opaline Glass, Attributed to Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Merida, Yucatan
Beautiful 12-light chandelier in red lacquered metal, brass and opaline glass, attributed to Stilnovo. The brass has not been polished but this can be done at the client's request, ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Style Brass Italian Chandelier in the Manner of Bruno Gatta
By Bruno Gatta
Located in Bochum, NRW
Important architectural ceiling lamp with eight lights. Four adjustable arms made of brass, ending each side with a brass and glass shade. Dimensions: Slightly customizable both on...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

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Brass

12-Light Italian Glass and Gilt Brass Chandelier, circa 1980s
By Murano 5
Located in Wiesbaden, Hessen
Very elegant and high quality 12- arm crystal glass chandelier Italy, circa 1980s. The condition is excellent.
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Vintage 1980s Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Midcentury Stilnovo Style Teak and Opaline Eight Arm Spider Chandelier
By Stilnovo
Located in Coimbra, PT
Large vintage Mid-Century Modern Stilnovo style brass and teak wood spider chandelier with Eight hanging arms glass shades in the Danish style. Age patina. Measures: Diameter: 30 in/...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Moroccan Polished Gold Brass Chandelier in Alberto Pinto Style
By Alberto Pinto
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Moroccan Moorish style brass chandelier in Alberto Pinto style. This Pasha Moroccan chandelier is handmade of polished gold repousse and open work brass with inlay handblown decorati...
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20th Century Moroccan Moorish Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Brass, Brass, Brass, Brass

Amazing Pair of Spherical Murano Poliedri Candeliers Carlo Scarpa Style, Murano
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Budapest, HU
Elegant Italian pendant light made from 140 transparent Murano glasses "poliedri". Structure in gold and brass colored metal.   Dimensions: 51.20 inches (130 cm) height with chain...
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2010s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Spherical Poliedri Candelier, 140 Multicolored Glass, Carlo Scarpa Style, Murano
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Budapest, HU
Elegant Italian pendant light made from 140 multicolored "poliedri". Structure in gold and brass colored metal. The glasses are pink, yellow and green, which makes the chandelier a t...
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1990s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Pair of Poliedri Candeliers Carlo Scarpa Style, 84 Multicolored Glasses, Murano
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Budapest, HU
Elegant Italian chandelier made from 84 beautiful Murano multicolored glasses "poliedri". Structure in gold and brass colored metal. The glasses are pink, yellow and green, which mak...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Poliedri Candelier, Trasparent and Smoked Glass Carlo Scarpa Style, Murano, Pair
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Budapest, HU
Elegant Italian pendant light made from 140 transparent and "smoked" Murano glasses "poliedri". Structure in gold and brass colored metal. Period: late 20th century Dimensions: 51...
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1990s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Poliedri Candelier Carlo Scarpa Style, 84 Multicolored Glasses, Murano
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Budapest, HU
Elegant Italian chandelier made from 84 beautiful Murano multicolored glasses "poliedri". Structure in gold and brass colored metal. The glasses are pink, yellow and green, which mak...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Spherical Murano Poliedri Chandeliers Carlo Scarpa Style, Murano
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Budapest, HU
Elegant Italian pendant light made from 140 transparent Murano glasses "poliedri". Structure in gold and brass colored metal. Period: late 20th century Dimensions: 51.20 inches (130 ...
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1990s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Round Nine Tiers Chandelier, 380 Murano Fume' Glass, 1990s, Metal Ring
By Barovier&Toso, Venini, Camer Glass
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Grand midcentury chandelier that carries around 340 glass elements in fume glass. Each element has small grooves that are playing with light. Light fume color appears tea color wh...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass, Murano Glass

Golden 16 - Light Chandelier by Gino Sarfatti, Italy, circa 1980s
By Gino Sarfatti
Located in Wiesbaden, Hessen
Elegant, midcentury and high quality 16-light chandelier by Gino Sarfatti. Italy, circa 1980s. Gilt brass frame for 16 - Light ( e14) standard screw bulbs. Excellent condition.
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Amazing Pair of Spherical Murano Poliedri Chandeliers Carlo Scarpa Style, Murano
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Budapest, HU
Elegant Italian pendant light made from 140 transparent Murano glasses "poliedri". Structure in gold and brass colored metal. Period: late 20th century Dimensions: 51.20 inches (1...
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1990s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Spherical Poliedri Candelier, 140 Multicolored Glass, Carlo Scarpa Style, Murano
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Budapest, HU
Elegant Italian pendant light made from 140 multicolored "poliedri". Structure in gold and brass colored metal. The glasses are pink, yellow and green, which makes the chandelier a t...
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1990s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Poliedri Candelier Carlo Scarpa Style, 84 Multicolored Glasses, Murano
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Budapest, HU
Elegant Italian chandelier made from 84 beautiful Murano multicolored glasses "poliedri". Structure in gold and brass colored metal. The glasses are pink, yellow and green, which mak...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Trio Poliedri Chandeliers, Carlo Scarpa Style, Muran
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Budapest, HU
Elegant trio Italian pendant light made from 140 transparent and "smoked" Murano glasses "poliedri". Structure in gold and brass colored metal. Period: Late 20th century Dimension...
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1990s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Green Brown Metal Vintage Industrial Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Industrial pedant light spot light. Green rust metal with rotatable arm Weight: 4.50 kg / 9.9 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron

Green Brown Metal Vintage Industrial Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Industrial pedant light spot light Gubin. Green rust metal with rotatable arm Weight: 4.50 kg / 9.9 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by interna...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron

Gray Brown Enamel Vintage Industrial Factory Hanging Light Pendant
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Gray brown enamel, white interior Measures: 80" / 200 cm black cotton wire. Weight: 1.0 kg / 2.2 lb All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for incandesce...
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Mid-20th Century Hungarian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel

Red Triple Layered Brown/Red Glass Pendant Light, 1960s
By Holmegaard
Located in Steenwijk, NL
This large and very nice pendant lamp is made of red brown colored glass with a white inside. The glass is hung to the fixture by a metal ring with 3 connecting screws. This model is...
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Vintage 1970s European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

French Heavy Brown Cast Iron Vintage Industrial Clear Glass Pendant Lamp
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Vintage industrial hanging lamp Brown painted cast iron clear glass Weight: 20.00 kg / 44.1 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international ...
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Mid-20th Century French Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron

Barovier Style Murano Glass Ceiling Pendant
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Barovier style Murano glass ceiling pendant.
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2010s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Trio Pierced Brass Asian Ceiling Pendant Lights
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Trio (3) of high quality Asian pierced brass pendant ceiling lights. This fixture creates a playful pattern on walls and ceilings when lit. Newly wired with new hardware including so...
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Trio Pierced Brass Asian Ceiling Light Pendant Chandelier
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Asian pierced brass 3-pendant light chandelier with scrolling arabesque pattern motif. Handcrafted from thick solid brass in Japan in the 1950s. This fixture creates a playful patter...
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

French Art Deco Pendant Chandelier Signed by Degue
By Degué, David Gueron Degue
Located in North Bergen, NJ
French Art Deco pendant chandelier by the French artist Degue. Clear frosted glass shade with geometric motif. Held by three nickel rods and ceiling plate. Has been rewired for Ameri...
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Midcentury Pendant Light Chrome and Irridescent Glass Panels
Located in FR
Pendant light chrome and irridescent glass panels midcentury Unusual glass and metal ceiling light Irridescent carnival glass shaped panels Measurements given are for the light it...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Large Pierced Filigree Brass Japanese Asian Pendant Chandelier Light
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Brass pierced Asian chandelier or pendant light with scrolling arabesque pattern motif. Handcrafted from thick solid brass in Japan in the 1950s, this pendant has been refitted with ...
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

One of Two Italian Murano Glass Pendant Lights
By Vistosi
Located in Antwerp, BE
Two adjustable Murano glass pendant lights or chandeliers. Diameter: 34 cm.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Ceiling Pendant 'Poppy' by Svend Aage Holm Sorensen, 1970s
By Holm Sørensen
Located in Oslo, NO
Well made and decorative ceiling pendant in patinated brass. This is model 'Poppy'. Designed by Svend Aage Holm and made in Denmark by Holm Sørensen from circa 1970s second half. The...
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Vintage 1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Braun opaline Glass Pendant by Limburg, Germany, 1970s
By Glashütte Limburg, Helena Tynell
Located in Aachen, DE
A large round smoke tone opaline glass pendant designed by Limburg, manufactured in Germany, circa the 1970s. Great light effect. Sockets: needs 1 x E27 standard bulb with 100W max...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Old Green Enamel Vintage Industrial Opaline Glass Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Old green enamel factory pendant. White inside. White opaline glass Measure: Diameter glass 21 cm Weight: 2.20 kg / 4.9 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been m...
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Mid-20th Century Ukrainian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel

Swedish Midcentury Pendant in Perforated Metal with Counterweight by NK
By Nordiska Kompaniet
Located in Karlstad, SE
Pendant made of perforated metal, manufactured by Nordiska Kompaniet, Sweden, 1950s. This pendant lights up beautifully with the perforated shade spreading a cozy light. You can eas...
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20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Pair of Barovier Murano Gold White Lantern Pendant Ceiling Lights
By Ercole Barovier
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Pair of lantern shaped Murano ceiling light pendants by Ercole Barovier Toso. The top portion is ribbed with gold inclusions, the bottom half is in the "segmentati" technique with sw...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Midcentury Industrial German VEB Copper, Cast Brass, Iron and Glass Pendant Lamp
By VEB
Located in Leicester, Leicestershire
A reclaimed retro industrial copper and brass ceiling pendant. Originally bridge lights made in the 1960s by VEB a German manufacturer, salvaged and professionally restored by Loo...
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Vintage 1960s German Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Copper, Iron

Exceptional Solan Counter Balance Pendant Lamp by Florian Schulz, 1980s, Germany
By Florian Schulz
Located in Munich, DE
Elegant and extremely rare, large Mid-Century Modern counterweight pendant lamp Solan by Florian Schulz, Germany, 1980s. Executed in solid polished brass. The lamp needs one E27 E...
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Vintage 1980s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Hans-Agne Jakobsson for Markaryd Model T601/M Pendant in Pink, 1960s
By Hans-Agne Jakobsson, Markyard
Located in London Road, Baldock, Hertfordshire
A Hans-Agne Jakobsson for Markaryd brass and ivory silk fringe model T601/M pendant, 1960s A Hans-Agne Jakobsson for Markaryd pink colored silk fringed pendant with brass frame, ...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Rare Midcentury Pendant Lamp or Chandelier by Peill & Putzler, 1970s, Germany
By Peill & Putzler
Located in Munich, DE
Exceptional, elegant and large Mid-Century Modern pendant lamp or chandelier by Peill & Putzler, Germany, 1970s. Executed in glass and brass. The lamp needs 4 x E27 Edison screw f...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Elegant Mid-Century Modern Brass Pendant Lamps or Hanging Lights, 1950s, Germany
Located in Munich, DE
Elegant Mid-Century Modern brass pendant lamps or hanging lights. Designed and manufactured in Germany, 1950s. Seven identical lamps available! Executed in brass sheet, each lamp ...
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

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Brown Pendant For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal brown pendant for your home. A brown pendant — often made from metal, glass and brass — can elevate any home. Find 6234 options for an antique or vintage brown pendant now, or shop our selection of 1278 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Your living room may not be complete without a brown pendant — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. Each brown pendant bearing Mid-Century Modern, Modern or Art Deco hallmarks is very popular. Fabio Ltd, Hans-Agne Jakobsson and Gaetano Sciolari each produced at least one beautiful brown pendant that is worth considering.

How Much is a Brown Pendant?

Prices for a brown pendant start at $2 and top out at $226,100 with the average selling for $3,324.

Finding the Right Chandeliers Pendant Lights for You

Chandeliers — simple in form, inspired by candelabras and originally made of wood or iron — first made an appearance in early churches. For those wealthy enough to afford them for their homes in the medieval period, a chandelier's suspended lights likely exuded imminent danger, as lit candles served as the light source for fixtures of the era. Things have thankfully changed since then.

While gas lighting during the late 18th century represented an upgrade for chandeliers — and gas lamps would long inspire Danish architect and pioneering modernist lighting designer Poul Henningsen — it would eventually be replaced with the familiar electric lighting of today.

The key difference between a pendant and a chandelier is that a pendant incorporates only a single bulb into its design. Don’t mistake this for simplicity, however. An Art Deco–styled homage to Sputnik from Murano glass artisans Giovanni Dalla Fina (note: there is more than one lighting fixture named for the iconic mid-century-era satellite — see Gino Sarfatti’s design too), with handcrafted decorative elements supported by a chrome frame, is just one stunning example of the elaborate engineering that can be incorporated into every component of a chandelier.

Chandeliers have evolved over time, but their classic elegance has remained unchanged. Not only does the right chandelier prove stunning, but it can also offer a certain sense of practicality. These fixtures can easily illuminate an entire space, while their elevated position prevents them from creating glare or straining one’s eyes. Certain materials, like glass, can complement naturally lit settings without stealing the show. Brass, on the other hand, can introduce an alluring, warm glow. While LEDs have earned a bad reputation for their perceived harsh bluish lights and a loss of brightness over their life span, the right design choices can help harness their lighting potential and create the perfect mood. A careful approach to lighting can transform your room into a peaceful and cozy nook, ideal for napping, reading or working.

For midsize spaces, a wall light or sconce can pull the room together and get the lighting job done. Perforated steel rings underneath five bands of handspun aluminum support a rich diffusion of light within Alvar Aalto's Beehive pendant light, but if you’re looking to brighten a more modest room, perhaps a minimalist solution is what you’re after. The mid-century modern furniture designer Charlotte Perriand devised her CP-1 wall lamps in the 1960s, in which a repositioning of sheet-metal plates can redirect light as needed.

The versatility and variability of these lighting staples mean that, when it comes to finding something like the perfect chandelier, you’ll never be left hanging. From the whimsical — like the work of Beau & Bien’s Sylvie Maréchal, frequently inspired by her dreams — to the classic beauty of Paul Ferrante's fixtures, there is a style for every room. With designs for pendants and chandeliers across eras, colors and materials, you’ll never run out of options to explore on 1stDibs.